statements made by our leaders, they have poisoned the well, so to speak, in terms of a potential jury pool. >> reporter: just friday, president obama had this to say. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred. >> reporter: mr. obama outlined new measures to reform the secret surveillance programs that snowden revealed, saying he would have done it anyway. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> reporter: and this weekend, julian assange, the wikileaks founding, also took issue with the administration, saying, quote, reforms have been made and for that, edward snowden is owed a debt of gratitude. others say he's only earned his felony charges. david? >> susan saulny there at the white house. susan, thank you. and tonight, after that al qaeda threat that shut down nearly two dozen u.s. embassies around the world, all but one have now reopened. in yemen, where the threat originated, the doors do remain locked tonight and abc's muhammad lila is in cairo tonight.